ISK-SODEX 2006 will open doors from 4-7 of May

EventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 6/2005

Turkish International HVAC&R Exhibition ISK-SODEX 2006 will take place from 4 to 7 of May in CNR Expo Center, Istanbul, Turkey. Based on many years of successful exhibitions, Hannover Messe Sodeks Fuarcilik A.S. organizes the biggest HVAC&R trade fair of the Eurasion region. Sodex Exhibitions enjoy the participation of professionals from Turkey and surrounding countries. The ISK-SODEX 2006 Trade Fair will be organized on a net area of approximately 50.000 sqm, in a total of 10 Halls, with the addition of 2 new halls.

"The 2004 exhibition saw record-breaking numbers, both in terms of exhibitors and visitors. Some 610 direct exhibitors (in total 1.670 participants) from 14 different countries and almost 70.000 professional visitors from 65 countries made the fair a vibrant business platform", said exhibition organizers. "The number of international visitors has continued to increase constantly. 6 218 international visitors from 65 different countries visited ISK-SODEX 2004. Typical attendees are business professionals who network with like-minded industry experts and proactively initiate serious deal making and negotiations. This is a fair that attracts high-energy buyers and decision makers", according to the exhibition organizer.

ISK-SODEX supported by all the Turkish HVAC&R sector associations

Over the past years, ISK-SODEX has established itself as one of the top five HVAC&R exhibitions worldwide. ISK-SODEX displays the latest developments and state of the art technology in heating, cooling and air-conditioning.

Sodex Exhibitions organized on a biennal basis in Istanbul, supported by all the Turkish HVAC&R sector associations and foundations which are ISKAV (Heating, Cooling, Air-Conditioning Research and Education Foundation), DOSIDER (Natural Gas Equipment Manufacturers and Businessmen Association), ISKID (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Manufacturers Association), IZODER (Association of thermal insulation waterproofing, sound insulation and fireproofing material producers, suppliers and applicators), TTMD (Turkish Society of HVAC & Sanitary Engineers) .

HVAC&R sectors in Turkey

Turkey provides an East-West energy corridor through the 10 constructions of natural gas pipelines. Due to the ongoing expansion of natural gas distribution, the demand for heating systems and technology has sparked. At the same time, Turkey is one of the largest markets for worldwide manufacturers in the appliances industry. According to the program of BOTAS (Company of Transportation of Petroleum by Pipelines), 61 cities will start using natural gas in the forthcoming 3 years and the investment amount has been declared as 420 million USD within the year 2004.

Moreover, the Turkish air-conditioning and heating sectors have been developing steadily since the mid-50s in terms of production and market growth. Thus, Turkey is currently Europe’s fifth largest market, according to the exhibition organizer.

Spurred by the increasing popularity of Turkey as a tourism destination, the air-conditioning market continues its remarkable growth path. Crucially for potential foreign investors, domestic manufacturers cannot meet the market demand, which results in strong imports of the necessary parts and machinery. As such, there is a high and more importantly, continuous request for equipment from abroad. Naturally, this presents profitable opportunities for manufacturers to enter this growth market.




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